Instead, make sure you’re reflecting on just how well you, dear teachers, are promoting the Common Core State [sic] Standards in your classrooms. Common Core-aligned lesson plan templates are starting to make an appearance, right alongside the Common Core-aligned lesson modules that are infiltrating ELA and math classes across the country. ┬áThese templates don’t look […]

Common Core or no Common Core, standards for what children should know by a certain age (skills or content) have always been in flux and controverted. The CCSS is, I think, on an extreme part of that spectrum of flux. The consensus reality and research that more or less corroborates what, for example, a fifth […]